Cross Cultural Worker in Maternity & Child & Family Health Services
The Cross Cultural Worker in Maternity & Child & Family Health Services provides a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service for women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and International students who are birthing and/or using child and family health services in Royal Hospital for Women and or live in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
The Cross Cultural Worker provides:
- Support and education during pregnancy and for children 0 to 5 years
- Support to access and navigate services during pregnancy and into parenting
- Culturally appropriate pregnancy, birth and parenting information and education e.g. antenatal or postnatal classes
- Links to community support and networks e.g. playgroups or library
- Support transition from pregnancy and birth to child and family health services e.g. Child and Family Health Nurse in the local Early Childhood Clinic
Women and families can self-refer, be referred by a health professional or community organisation.
Interpreters will be arranged as required.
- Early pregnancy care – planning a pregnancy and becoming pregnant
- Maternity care in Australia
- Smoking and pregnancy
- Pregnancy and healthy mouth
- Pregnancy protection and vaccination from preconception to birth
- Hepatitis B Vaccination for your Newborn Baby
- Vitamin K for newborn babies
- When to come to hospital in Labour
- Having a baby
- Reducing third and fourth degree perineal tears
You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak, and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.